"Financial terms or a contract have not been discussed, since this is not my priority at all."
RVP had no intention of signing a new contract, if he had done then he would have at least briefly discussed the finances of a new deal. The fact that he feels the need to make this statement and specifically mention money gives the game away. He is clearly moving away for more money.
RVP has been tapped up, he knows certain other clubs that are unsustainable bankrolled by some rather disgusting individuals can pay him many more million pounds than we can. He has spoken to another club behind Arsenal's back and his statement has been specifically designed to push for a move by undermining the club's position. In the process he has spat upon the club and us, the fans, who have shown him so much loyalty and support throughout the bad times.
Football is morally and ethically bankrupt, this was perfectly demonstrated by the most despicable two clubs picking up the big trophies last season, money can buy success and it can also kill the soul of the sport we love. So Gooners have faith, do not believe RVP's hollow dishonest words, he is just another symptom of the modern disease that is greed in football. I expect RVP will sign for a certain English club fairly soon, it will be another nail in the coffin of football's soul, sad days indeed. I would still rather win nothing than become the pure malignant scum that clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City have become.
Perversely I think RVP's statement has blown up in his face and Arsenal's simple counter statement has won the day. RVP has lost the fans and knows he cannot stay know, Arsenal can play hardball because they know he will not want to stay on for that final year, RVP is in a very tricky position now......